Tamsin-Jane has in excess of 12 year’s experience working with dogs and specifically Akita's. Her special interest is the rehabilitation of the rescue dog.
Tamsin is working towards her BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Practice Canine Behaviour & Training Degree with the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour & Training having completed modules such as Understanding Care & Behaviour, Advanced Common Canine Behaviour Problems, Understanding Dog Aggression, Advanced Dog on Dog Aggression, Professional Instructor Skills & Management. Tamsin-Jane holds in depth knowledge of the Dangerous Dogs Act and its implications. Has a Certificate in Canine First Aid and knowledge of Tellington Touch as well as being a member of Canine Health Concern, Non accredited Kennel Club Accredited Instructor in Dog Training and Behaviour Scheme (working towards accreditation). She has experience with all breeds of dog.
Tamsin-Jane currently owns an Akita and has achieved the Kennel Club CGCS Gold Award (one of only a few of the breed to achieve this level). Her approach to advising on behaviour problems is by using dog psychology coupled with human psychology to obtain the best results for both dog and owner. She uses positive training approaches coupled with focusing on breed typical traits to assist in the management of problems.
Tamsin-Jane also Instructs intermediate and Kennel Club Award classes at CCEG for Companion Dogs with class sizes ranging from 4 to 14 dogs. Whilst also assisting in Junior classes with rehabilitation of aggressive dogs within a normal class environment. From here the Cambridge Canine Behaviour Group was established to marry the skills of instructing and behavioural work to assist in the rehabilitation of behaviour problems in all breeds. Tamsin-Jane also assists in providing knowledge and coaching to assistant instructors that are interested in behavioural work, drawing on her skills from a demanding Service Management role where she have over 14 year’s experience of managing people.